What are the goals of IDE@S?

IDE@S' overall goal is the development of a Styrian reference model for the collaborative use of data. This will improve the position of Styria among the data science and cloud computing landscape across the European Union.

These overarching aim can be split in more specific tasks that will be accomplished in the 18 months that the project spans:

  • Mapping of current infrastructures and services for research data from science and industry alike
  • Identify ways to train workers and propose guidelines for the safe handling of data
  • Propose and develop a governance structure for the technical infrastructure and services
  • Create the first sketches to build and install a demonstrator based on existing and future infrastructure connection to European initiatives (EOSC; EuroHPC)

Description of the project

Following the goals above, the research work to be carried out in IDE@S is divided in four "pillars"

The reference model for the technical infrastructure must cover the whole data lifecycle (acquisition, cleaning, processing and analysis, exchange, storage and archive), secure connectivity to international partners, and strengthen the technical performance. The work in this area, together with the development of services needed to operate the infrastructure and to use it efficiently, is lead by TU Graz. FH Joanneum is responsible for the study of the human resources to determine the demand for competence-based skills in data science and cloud computing within the Styrian reference model. The creation of a governance model that takes into account all aspects around data (including data protection, privacy, data soverignty, legal aspects, terms of use, public-private-partnerships and business models) is lead by the Med Uni Graz. The analysis of stakeholders and of requirements, lead by Universität Graz, will also contribute to establishing the governance model.

IDE@S seeks to engage stakeholders from research, business and public administration to actively participate in the project. The concept and relationships required for the reference model to achieve its goals have been depicted in the drawing below to show that the participation of organisations from all three stakeholder groups is a must (image created by Universität Graz).

We will expand this section to include further details on the technical description of the reference model.

Contact details

Dr Miguel Rey Mazón (m.reymazonnoSpam@tugraz.at), Project manager

Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS)

Haus der Digitalisierung, Brockmanngasse 84, 8010 Graz

Technische Universität Graz